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Una reverencia a Bach
Ornamented songs, canons & arrangements
Johann Sebastian Bach
Recorder, viol & harpsichord
‘His name should be ocean, not Bach.’ –Beethoven
I dip into this ocean, with great reverence, playing my recently recorded arrangement of the suite BWV 995/1101 for recorder and basso contiuno, as well as my own variations on Komm süßer Tod, and a canon from The Art of Fugue. It is a creative and personal approach on Bach’s music, with a strict canon in the middle, building the contrast in conception and perception of the music.
Conversations in between a broken consort
Diminutions on famous Renaissance Standards
Cabezón, Cord-to-Krax & more
Recorder, 2 viols, lute & percussion
A program where every instrument is protagonist, and equally important: Renaissance Standards played by a broken consort: diminutions passing through all the voices, great diversity of timbres by the different combinations of these 5 instruments and emotions ranging from melancholy to amazing highs!
Que de plaisirs — chansons sans paroles
Songs by Michel Lambert, Bousset, Lully & others
Doubles by Hotteterre & Cord-to-Krax
Recorder, viol & theorbo (optional + Hautbois/violin/viol)
Playing vocal music instrumentally is usually associated to the Renaissance period. Nevertheless it was still practiced in the baroque periods as we can see, for example, from Hotteterre’s collection Airs et brunettes (ca. I72I), songs by different authors with their doubles by the flutist.
In this program we play a selection of beautiful songs, (trios, duos & solos) following Hotteterre’s example of embellishing the songs with doubles, creating a quite different atmosphere within French baroque music.
Embellished 16th c. music
Rogniono, Bassano, Ortiz & Cord-to-Krax
Recorder & organ/harpsichord
Learning from the masters:
these musicians left us some of the finest diminutions on 16th century polyphony. I take their advise from the historic treatises to build up a concert with both their and my diminutions on famous Renaissance Standards such as Anchor che col partire, Susanne ung jour or Ung gay bergier.
Petit concert de chambre
French baroque music
Hotteterre, Couperin, Marais
Recorder, viol & harpsichord
A friend once said, that if one would have to attribute a color to French baroque music – it would be a dark red: at a time delicate and strong, elegant, clearly distinguishable from other baroque styles for its characteristic ornamentation, its rich harmonies, melodic basslines, its special way of developing melody… In this program we present three composer who have left a wide testimony of their real mastery in the music of their time.
Tsoupaki, Bach, Hotteterre, Telemann, Anon, Playford & Cord-to-Krax
The recorder in its less known facet – a solo: The music (medieval, baroque, renaissance, contemporary music and variations by Milena) of such diverse styles make the special sound of the recorder shine every time under a different light. The six recorders chosen for this program, of different styles, timbres and sizes, have been finely made by hand by prestigious instrument makers such as Bob Marvin or Fred Morgan.
La dolçce sere
Medieval Italy around 1400
Recorder & viella
Medieval Italy around 1400: names such as Ciconia or Landini, famous and celebrated composers in their time, often seem to be quite unknown to lovers of early music nowadays. Through ballatas, madrigals and virtuously ornamented pieces from the Faenza Codex we invite you to have a little look into a surprising repertory of particular beauty!